Style - May 10, 2016

May Week 1

instagram round up may week 1

Where did the week go? Wow, but really though I feel like last week went by SO FAST. And I still can’t believe it’s already May….even though we’re already a solid 9 days in.

I was a little distracted this past week because I’ve been doing SO MUCH admin stuff (cough cough CRAP) and just trying to make sure I have all my ducks in line when it comes to running this here little blog as a business (since although it sometimes doesn’t feel that way…it is) and then also dealing with my 2015 taxes. I got an extension (obvi) because I knew it would take me a decade to get everything together and I was right…I’m still not done (UGH).

And then I got a little carried away (#typical) planning summer travels and figuring out what I’m doing and where I’m going. Is it just me or does planning travel take FOREVER?! Maybe I’m slow? I think I easily spent 8 hours this past week just browsing around the inter-webs trying to figure out transportation, lodging, etc.

But in other news, I FINALLY posted my bedroom post and I’m so excited to finally get to share it with you all. The project took like 6 months longer than I expected (lol…..but really though). So needless to say, I’m thrilled (!) to be done with that one. Did you catch the post? What did you think?!

brighton keller wearing sole society black and white stripe lace up esapdrilles over banana leaf beverly hills hotel uphostery

I wanted to post these black and white striped espadrilles (under $60!) as soon as I got them in the mail because I loved them so much AND I’m pretty confident they’ll sell out fast – all the best stuff usually does.

brighton keller wearing chelsea 28 lace up tieneck peasant dress from nordstrom at rusty taco dallas

lace-up black dress (wearing size XS) // dee keller nudge wedges // tory burch perry tote // dior sunglasses // baublebar earrings

brighton keller topshop off the shoulder top baublebar hoop statement earrings

Since off the shoulder tops are IN again this season, I took the liberty of rounding up a few of my favorites for under $100 for y’all :) Shop them below

topshop off the shoulder top (sold out) // blank nye denim shorts // karen walker sunglasses (dupe pair for $12 here!) // baublebar earrings

brighton keller embroidered peasant top may 5 instagram ootd

embroidered peasant tap // jeans // tory burch wedges // tory burch cross body bag // baublebar tassel earrings

cindo de mayo mexican blanket becca whit triangle swim top

Celebrated Cinco de Mayo by taking the afternoon off and catching a few rays and then went to grab margaritas and quest with some friends!

Details: white swim suit (comes in several colors!) // sun hat // aviators

olivia pope wine glass diptque baies candle macbook pro giginy blush notebook

Like I mentioned in my caption when I posted this picture, I needed an Olivia Pope-sized glass of wine for an OP-sized inbox. I spent an hour or so tackling my inbox earlier this week…I think I was answering emails from as far back as October. I don’t know how people do it? I can’t keep up! And I’m usually on the go when I see emails so I don’t want to respond on my iPhone because I wanted to actually have a thoughtful response, but I’m starting to think it might be better just to respond with a short response than none at all. Because in reality, I never get back to it – despite my intentions.

crate & barrel wine glass (the actual one she uses in SCANDAL but there’s usually a super long backorder on them since they’re so popular) // GiGi NY blush pink notebook // diptque candle

brighton keller wearing pleoine coral blouse and blank nyc denim shorts

Did a little shopping at Nordstrom (duh) for my photoshoot on Wednesday morning and snapped this as I was headed into the mall. I love this top and have it in 4 different colors (it’s a classic and a great go-to!)

pleione coral shirt // denim shorts // tory burch flats // LV GM Monogram Tote

May 04, 2016 at 0931PM

black dress // ivanka trump lace up sandals // cross body ($32!) // denim jacket // stacked rings // daniel wellington watch // vita fede cuff // stella + dot renegade bracelet

May 06, 2016 at 0835PM

Everly Pink Dress (coming to the blog soon! sold out – similar here) // white denim jacket // statement necklace / / cork wedges (under $100 + ON SALE) // Pineapple iPhone case

May 04, 2016 at 0732PM

found out that one of my fave transitional dresses from last summer is BACK in stock :) (I’m wearing Petite XXS and it still fits oversized as you can kind of see. It’s a great throw on for running errands or dress it up like I did here for lunch with friends!)